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Press Release
January 11, 2010
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New Entrance to the Grand Central North Being Built On 47th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues

A new street entrance to the underground corridors serving Grand Central Terminal is being built on the south side of 47th Street midway between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

The new entrance will include a reversible escalator connecting the street level to the 47th Street cross passageway as well as a staircase from the street to the platform between Tracks 11 and 13 and from the platform down into the cross passageway. Currently the east end of the 47th Street cross passageway has no outlet.

Press Release
January 1, 2010
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Metro-North Ends the Year with Major Achievements In Service, Stations, Equipment, Parking and Renovations

For MTA Metro-North Railroad, its customers, and the communities it serves, the year 2009 was marked by major improvements and advancements in transportation including an unsurpassed 97.8 percent on-time performance record for the year.

The much-celebrated Yankees-East 153rd Street Station opened to acclaim and proved an immediate success with as much as 15% of Yankee game attendees arriving via Metro-North. As a local Bronx station on the Hudson Line, daily ridership is picking up, especially among people going north to jobs in Westchester.

Press Release
December 15, 2009
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Metro-North Railroad Puts the "Happy" in Happy Holidays More Trains and Expanded Service for Christmas and New Year's

More than ever people are travelling aboard Metro-North trains during the holidays—forgoing traffic jams, parking problems, fuel costs, and wasted time.

To accommodate them and to attract even more devoted customers, MTA Metro-North Railroad has put together a holiday timetable that suits everyone: commuters; shoppers; show-goers; and those irrepressible New Year's Eve celebrants.

Press Release
December 10, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad's Guide to Winter Weather Travel

Severe winter weather can create hazardous travel conditions throughout Metro-North Railroad's region and hamper our ability to provide customers with normal service.

Press Release
December 9, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Vending Machine Program Projects Revenues of $3 Million Over 10 Years

Metro-North Railroad is seeking MTA Board approval for an exclusive contract with Answer Vending Inc. of Farmingdale, NY to provide beverage and snack vending machines at its stations and employee facilities to improve customer amenities and increase non-fare revenues.

Press Release
December 3, 2009
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Port Jervis Track Work Requires Buses Substitute for Trains On Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6

To allow necessary track work along the Port Jervis Line, beginning Saturday, December 5, at 12:15 a.m. and continuing through 7:45 p.m. Sunday, December 6, customers at Port Jervis and Otisville stations will ride buses to and from the Middletown station, where trains will originate and terminate.

Buses will depart Port Jervis at scheduled train departure times. Buses will depart Otisville 10 minutes earlier than scheduled train departure times.

Press Release
December 3, 2009
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The Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon to Close for Reconstruction

The century-old Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, which carries vehicular traffic over the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, will close for reconstruction on Monday December 7.

Funding for the $10 million project was provided by Governor David A. Paterson to the New York State Department of Transportation from money allocated as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Press Release
November 20, 2009
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Midday Busing on Port Jervis Ends but Signal Work Planned November 20-21

Today is the last day of midday busing on the Port Jervis Branch, but beginning at 10 p.m. tonight through noon Saturday, November 21, Metro-North and NJ Transit signal maintainers will be upgrading the signals in the area of Harriman station and this may cause delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

During this work, trains will operate at slower speeds, resulting in expected delays.

Three trains will be affected on Friday, November 20. They are the 9:28 p.m. from Port Jervis to Hoboken, the 9:58 p.m. and the 12:40 a.m. from Hoboken to Port Jervis.

Press Release
November 17, 2009
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Offers Special Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule

MTA Metro-North Railroad's Thanksgiving weekend schedule is bulging with trains to get people around for the long four-day weekend.

Every great menu features an appetizer, so on Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 25, Metro-North will operate extra early getaway trains, beginning at 1 p.m., so customers can take flight to start holiday preparations. Because of the early getaway, fewer people are taking trains during the traditional evening peak, so some trains will be combined or eliminated. See a current October 18 timetable for details on early getaway service.

Press Release
November 13, 2009
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Construction Begins for Cortlandt Station, Parking and Access Improvements

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, MTA Metro-North President Howard Permut and local and state officials held a ground breaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction at the Cortlandt Station for expanded station facilities including an extended overpass and new elevated waiting area, a new western parking lot and an access road connecting to a new Route 9A intersection.

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